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DRC: Enormous and Complex Expectations

  • Marcel JesenskýEmail author
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Abstract

The UN Organization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUC) was the largest and most expensive UN peacekeeping operation. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recognized the importance of the DRC to peace, stability and development in Africa. The DRC could play a central and pivotal role in stabilizing Africa, but its enormous challenges required the support of the international community led by the United Nations. In June 2010, Ban Ki-moon inaugurated UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) mark a new stage in the life of the country and its partnership with the United Nations.

Keywords

Ban Ki-moon UN Secretary-General United Nations Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) UN Organization Mission in the DRC (MONUC) UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the DRC (MONUSCO) 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Université d’OttawaOttawaCanada

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